OPINION: Howard Picks the Bills: NFL schedule release

With the Bills' 2023 schedule officially released, how does Howard Simon feel with less than four months from opening kickoff?

Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) - The 2023 NFL schedule has finally been released, as the Buffalo Bills will look to defend their AFC East title for a fourth-consecutive season.

The task, though, will not be so easy this time around with a pair of divisional opponents making some significant additions in the offseason to bolster the roster.


The Bills kick off their 2023 season with a bang, once again playing in prime-time against the New York Jets on "Monday Night Football".

The Jets added four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers under center in a big trade with the Green Bay Packers this offseason, and will look to continue to build off their 2022 campaign that saw the likes of Sauce Gardner and Garrett Wilson start to flourish.

As for the Dolphins, they continue to build on both sides of the football in an attempt to catch the Bills atop the AFC East. Buffalo will match up with Miami in Week 4 of the season at Highmark Stadium, and then again in Week 18 when the Bills head to South Florida.

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The 2023 schedule includes six prime-time games, plus a game that is exclusive to Peacock in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.

While the Bills are facing one of the tougher schedules in the NFL this upcoming season, Howard Simon is feeling confident the team can keep pace with the rest of the league.

Despite his retirement this past March, Howard has agreed to return for the upcoming 2023 Bills season to continue the tradition unlike any other... "Howard Picks the Bills"!

When all is said and done in the very first 2023 edition of "Howard Picks the Bills" following the schedule release, Howard picked the Bills to finish with a 12-5 record, with only one loss coming in the AFC East. He has the Bills confidently sweeping the Jets and New England Patriots, while splitting their season series with the Miami Dolphins.

Be sure to follow along on Twitter for the latest picks from Howard by using the hashtag #HowardPicksTheBills. You can also track all of Howard's picks throughout the season with Brayton Wilson's picks tracker on Twitter: @BraytonJWilson.

You can listen to the latest edition of "Howard Picks the Bills" available in the player below:

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